Hans Island

Thanks to the ending of a decades-long border dispute between Canada and Denmark for the tiny (1.3 sq km) uninhabited rocky Hans Island in the Nares Strait, Greenland will soon gain a new border with Canada, in Nunavut. A settlement for the contested island (known by the local Inuits as ‘Tartupaluk’) will be unveiled on June 14, ending a low-intensity border dispute that goes back to the early 1970s. The nearest populated places are: Alert (Canada, 198 km away, the world’s northernmost continuously inhabited place) and Qaanaaq (Greenland, 379 km away). Read more: Blogto.com